A History of Leisure Provision in Canada January 30 th , 2020 Markham-Starr, S. (2007). The Politics of Leisure. In R.M. McCarville, & K. MacKay (Eds.), Leisure for Canadians (pp.251-259). State College, PA: Venture.
Provincial and National Recreation Services During 1930s – Leisure and Recreation not top priorities. Why? However, many groups and practitioners promoted the need “financial and moral support” of recreation Notably – YMCA, Canadian National Parks Association, Canadian Physical Education Association, and National Council of Women British Columbia Provential Recreation Programme (BC Pro-Rec) – major impact Youth Employment Committee – recommendation of “physical training schemes” (p.255) and federal funding for provincial projects such as Pro-Rec.
BC Pro-Rec Proposed development of programs “to make the young and unemployed people fit for work” (p.255) E.g. Dominion-Provincial Youth Training Program 1943 – National Physical Fitness Act created by National Council on Physical Fitness
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